Accession Number : AD0782204

Title :   Helicopter Procedural Innovations (Unusual Attitudes).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Baker,Don L.

Report Date : 21 MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Responding to the recommendations of a HQ USAF All-Commands Helicopter Conference, USAF Instrument Flight Center has initiated a Helicopter Procedural Innovations Program. One phase of the Procedural Innovations Program has addressed helicopter unusual attitude recovery techniques. At the present time, there are no unusual attitude recovery techniques in AFM 51-37 that specifically address rotary-wind aircraft. Although the techniques found in AFM 51-37 are adequate for fixed-wing unusual attitude recoveries, portions need amplification to apply to helicopter recoveries. This is due to the unique aerodynamics of rotary-wing aircraft, as well as a different application of the control and performance concept to helicopters as compared to fixed-wing aircraft.

Descriptors :   *Helicopters, *Flight maneuvers, Climbing, Diving, Airspeed, Instrument flight, Pilots, Flight testing

Subject Categories : Helicopters

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE